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Adventures in Plymptoons (2012) (Film Review).

September 24, 2012 | By | Reply More
Adventures in Plymptoons (2012) (Film  Review).

Many animators make films that give the impression that anything could happen. But Bill Plympton’s cartoons (a.k.a. Plymptoons) make that what-could-happen the anythingest. Bill Plympton makes reality-pulverizing animated films. His friends, his peers, and some celebrities delve into Plympton’s life and his art in this documentary study of the life and art of Bill Plympton. […]

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Lost in the Cloud Atlas.

September 23, 2012 | By | 3 Replies More
Lost in the Cloud Atlas.

Here’s the latest trailer for the SF film Cloud Atlas. It will be interesting to see if this does as well as the scifi movie Looper, which has been leaving far more critics that usual breathless and raving about the film. We haven’t seen it here yet, but it’s on the list. Two very different […]

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House at the End of the Street (Frank’s Take).

September 23, 2012 | By More
House at the End of the Street (Frank’s Take).

Well folks…what is in store for you in the hackneyed horror flick ‘House At The End Of The Street ? The answer: nothing much that your ordinary generic and flatly delivered frightfest has not demonstrated countless times before. A basic boo-enhanced thriller that has all the scary element of a misshaped mushroom pizza topping, ‘House […]

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Dredd 3D (Frank’s take).

September 23, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More
Dredd 3D (Frank’s take).

The forgettable 1995 film ‘Judge Dredd’ (or as a majority of film critics and fans deemed it Judge Dread-ful) starring Sylvester Stallone was a flat and disjointed sci-fi spectacle that got a tepid treatment from the clueless handlers in Hollywood. Cheapened and hokey, ‘Judge Dredd’ was barely a footnote at the box office some seventeen […]

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A hard Hobbit to break? New trailer!

September 19, 2012 | By | Reply More
A hard Hobbit to break? New trailer!

Is this the 3rd new trailer for the first in the Hobbit trilogy of movies from Peter Jackson (how strange it still sounds to hear that word, trilogy, attached to the project), or the second? I’d go for third. There was a second trailer, but it was a bit of a swizz – a reworking […]

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Super Hero Party Clown (Mark’s movie review).

September 19, 2012 | By | Reply More
Super Hero Party Clown (Mark’s movie review).

An amiable, slight, and overly familiar story gives us a boy so shy he cannot talk to the girl he likes without wearing a costume. Eugene wears the superhero suit of Arachnid-Man at children’s parties. He is not really a tough dude, but plays one when hired for kids. He finds he is pitted against […]

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Bryan Singer’s H+.

September 17, 2012 | By | Reply More
Bryan Singer’s H+.

Bryan Singer is currently chomping through his H+. What is this, some new brand of mineral water created by the man that brought you many of the X-Men movies? No, it’s a web-only scifi series that could best be described as a cyberpunk future where the internet is in your mind and everywhere. And then […]

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Arbitrage (Frank’s Take).

September 17, 2012 | By | Reply More
Arbitrage (Frank’s Take).

First-time director Nicholas Jarecki’s cynical financial fable ‘Arbitrage’ wants to take a suspenseful poke at the reckless rich and remind us of the duplicity behind the pompous privileged. In times of the incessant recession that is affecting disenfranchised people everywhere, one would think that ‘Arbitrage’ would be a timely and smart cautionary tale spotlighting class […]

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Memo from Peter Jackson… expect an interesting week!

September 16, 2012 | By | Reply More
Memo from Peter Jackson… expect an interesting week!

Peter Jackson has sent us a little video message to share with you. Expect an interesting week if you are a Lord of the Rings fan. And a new Hobbit trailer next Wednesday!

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Resident Evil: Retribution (Frank’s Take).

September 15, 2012 | By | Reply More
Resident Evil: Retribution (Frank’s Take).

The predictable ritual of enduring the Resident Evil film franchise is a critical cross that most film critics have to bear. Think of it as the occupational hazard of the profession. Now in all fairness there are countless filmmakers that milk a movie series regardless of its repetitive, rancid quality. Certainly Len Wiseman immediately comes […]

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